About JFDA

The Jewish Funeral Directors of America, Inc. (JFDA) is an international association of 100 Jewish funeral homes and 170 Jewish funeral directors representing 23 states in the U.S., the District of Columbia and 2 Canadian provinces. Organized in 1932, JFDA is the oldest and largest organization of its kind.

JFDA’s meetings and seminars provide progressive educational content on a variety of topics ranging from Jewish funeral practices to current industry and legislative updates.

JFDA members are the experts to turn to when there is a death in the Jewish community. JFDA members work closely with all denominations of Judaism, ensuring traditional continuity, and are available to assist families with the arrangement of meaningful funerals, incorporating a variety of service options.

We pledge:

“To guide, aid and support our members in honoring the deceased and comforting the bereaved by preserving, promoting and practicing the customs and traditions of the Jewish funeral.”


Member Organizations

Find a Jewish Funeral Home or Funeral Director in your area.
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Our publications are available for purchase on a wide variety of topics for JFDA members only.
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Prayers and Meditations

Resources are available both for Jewish family members and Funeral Homes to aid in the grieving process, such as prayers over a spouse’s grave, meditations, and suggestions for green burial options.
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 JFDA Committees

Executive Committee
Ed Rusnak
Mindy Botbol
Charles S. Salomon
Syd Waldman
Henry Epstein
Albert Bloomfield
Paul Goldstein

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JFDA Officers

Albert Bloomfield

Vice President/Co-chair
Charles Saloman

Immediate Past President
Edward Rusnak